Start your excursion by leaving your accommodation in Cairo. Inform your private guide of any specific locations of interest. You may customise the comments and schedule to suit your preferences. Enter Coptic Cairo, sometimes referred to as Old Cairo.
The Coptic Christians, one of the oldest Christian groups in the world, originated in this vibrant neighbourhood. Visit St. Virgin Mary's Church, also known as the Hanging Church. This ancient church was built in the seventh century, and its name comes from the fact that it is situated over a doorway in the former Roman stronghold. Discover its lengthy history while admiring the courtyard and interior with its screens, marble pulpit, and icons.
Visit the early 20th-century Church of St. George and the Monastery before continuing on to Abu Serga, a Coptic church from the fifth century, which is the only circular church in Egypt. Discover how the church sits where the holy family is said to have remained during their escape into Egypt from Israel's King Herod. Look at the 24 internal columns and the 12th-century icons on the walls. After that, see the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which was formerly a Christian church, before concluding your journey at the Coptic Museum, which is situated in one of Cairo's oldest Coptic neighbourhoods. View a few of the 16,000 ancient relics that are on exhibit, including priceless symbols and texts that detail the Coptic community of Egypt's history.
The Citadel of Saladin See, a significant example of Middle Ages military construction, and the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, a massive mosque constructed during the Mamluk period of the 1300s, are the next two places to learn about Islamic Cairo. In the old district of Islamic Cairo, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar is a souk where you may shop for lamps, carpets, jewellery, and other items.. A hotel drop-off follows the conclusion of your trip.